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General Information

Other name(s): Reedy River Falls Bridge
Beginning of works: 2003
Completion: 2004
Status: in use

Project Type

Awards and Distinctions

2006 Award of Merit  
2005 award winner  


Location: , , ,
Location description:

Across the Reedy River and Falls

Coordinates: 34° 50' 40.24" N    82° 24' 3.91" W
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Technical Information


main span 52 m
total length 54 m
deck width 3.5 m
pylons height 29 m


cables steel wire
pylons steel
deck slab reinforced concrete
cross beams steel



Conceptual Design

2002 — 2003

Final Design.


Curved pedestrian bridge with steel superstructure, two inclined towers and a single suspension cable with inclined hangers.

Excerpt from Wikipedia

The Liberty Bridge is a pedestrian bridge in Greenville, South Carolina. It is located at Falls Park on the Reedy, where it crosses the Reedy River above the Reedy River Falls.


Downtown Greenville is bisected by a wooded valley park containing the falls of the Reedy River. The Liberty Bridge is located just downstream from this group of waterfalls, replacing a six-lane highway bridge that was demolished to improve the visibility and accessibility to the falls and adjacent park. The bridge has a curved clear span over the river that curves away from the falls, providing visitors with an aerial amphitheater from which to view the cascading water. The link gently slopes into the ravine and is supported by twin inclined towers and a single suspension cable with thin cable suspenders only on the side away from the falls, allowing for unobstructed views. The bridge, with a total length of approximately 345 ft (105 m) and a clear span of 200 ft (61 m), appears to float over the landscape. The twin towers and suspension cable are visible from vantage points around the city, calling attention and drawing visitors to the public park, falls and river.

Design and construction

The Liberty Bridge was completed in 2004, with Miguel Rosales of Boston-based transportation architects Rosales + Partners providing conceptual, preliminary, and final designs, construction services, and community participation to the City of Greenville. Rosales + Partners collaborated with structural engineers Schlaich Bergermann & Partner and Arbor Engineering.

Text imported from Wikipedia article "Liberty Bridge at Falls Park on the Reedy" and modified on 7 December 2023 according to the CC-BY-SA 3.0 license.


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